Marinated Baked Salmon

This is for you!

Do you know those days when you’ve been doing nothing but chomping down on candy (or that English Toffee I gorged on?) or even bowls of cereal that end up turning into dinner? Sometimes one just needs a balanced meal that mentally balances you too! Like Salmon, for instance. Full of Omegas, which is supposed to be good for your brain! Who doesn’t need or want a healthy brain?

You’ll want to marinate this Salmon to get a deep, rich flavor–the longer, the better. But if you’re short on time. No problem. It will still taste so good–just not as rich in flavor.

So, in true Jeni fashion, I threw the ingredients together in the morning, tossed the Salmon and marinade in a Ziploc bag, placed it in the fridge to marinate through the day, and ran out the door for work. Literally. I always seem to be on the run.

When I arrived home, there was this black bag of Salmon staring out at me in the fridge. I popped it in the oven, whipped up some sides, and, gracefully put it in my mouth (I didn’t want to look like I was a pig–which I am, but why should I let other people know?).

So simple.

Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 17 mins
Yields: 4-6 servings

Ingredients

  • 4-6 salmon fillets
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
  • garlic powder, to taste
  • salt, to taste
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Instructions

  1. Season the salmon fillets to taste with lemon juice, pepper, garlic powder, and salt.
  2. In a small bowl, stir together soy sauce, brown sugar, water, and olive oil until sugar is dissolved.
  3. Place the salmon in a large resealable plastic bag adding the soy sauce mixture to the bag. Seal and turn to coat. Marinate in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours. The longer you marinate it, the better.
  4. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. On a foil-lined pan, bake the salmon for 12 minutes, then broil on high for the last 5 minutes or until the fish flakes easily with a fork.

 

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Marinated Baked Salmon
 
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Recipe type: Fish & Seafood, Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4-6
Ingredients
  • 4-6 salmon fillets
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
  • garlic powder, to taste
  • salt, to taste
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
Instructions
  1. Season the salmon fillets to taste with lemon juice, pepper, garlic powder, and salt.
  2. In a small bowl, stir together soy sauce, brown sugar, water, and olive oil until sugar is dissolved.
  3. Place the salmon in a large resealable plastic bag adding the soy sauce mixture to the bag. Seal and turn to coat.
  4. Marinate in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours
  5. The longer you marinate it, the better.
  6. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. On a foil-lined pan, bake the salmon for 12 minutes, then broil on high for the last 5 minutes or until the fish flakes easily with a fork.
About Jennifer Scott

Jen is author, owner, and creative mind behind Bakerette.com. She loves anything chocolate and cheese!

Comments

  1. I love this recipe! Thank you so much! As a single father I’m trying to cut the corners where it is possible and while doing cooking for my kids too. So, I love to put the marinate in the frozen salmon right after I take it from the freezer in the morning and cook it in the evening – nice and easy and during the week it saves time.

  2. I don’t like salmon but that photo is so good even I am tempted! My spouse, on the other hand, loves it so I just might have to make this special for him anyway!

  3. Mmmmm…I love salmon!

  4. This is definitely going into the recipe files. Our fam loves salmon!!

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